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AVR looking weak against TI and Cygnal

Discussion in 'Embedded' started by Chris Carlen, Dec 18, 2003.

  1. I'll throw some more fat onto the fire. Have y'all looked at the Analog
    Devices Blackfin
    531/532/533 family? 16-bit fixed point processing, 32-bit integer ops, very
    low power
    capabilities (dynamic core voltage and PLL settings), and a <$5 price point
    on the 531
    make it a contender for a microcontroller.

    With core speeds up to 600MHz it can be a very beefy alternative. Plus,
    like the MSP430,
    the Blackfin's native assembly language is very well-suited to C

    Keith Brafford, Dec 27, 2003
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  2. I forgot to mention that the dev kits for the BF533 are $99 because of
    some special, so now's a good time to check them out, if one were

    Keith Brafford, Dec 27, 2003
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  3. Chris Carlen

    hamilton Guest

    I think you should mention that thsy ONLY come in BGA packages.
    hamilton, Dec 27, 2003
  4. The 533 comes only in a BGA package, true, but the 300MHz flavors of
    the 531 and 532 are available in an LQFP package.

    Keith Brafford, Dec 28, 2003
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